Participants will learn to assess whether a proposed joint venture is likely to be the most effective means of promoting a company’s activities into new markets, product lines or services.
Emphasis is placed upon the identification of a suitable partner and upon the establishment of a workable structure, an effective management and an efficient exit route.
The legal framework and related tax consequences of particular types of joint venture and strategic alliance are also outlined within the overall context of an essentially practical course.
Course Notes, Slides and Exercises
You consider the options available to a multinational company whose core business is in danger of being undermined by low cost competitors. These options include a joint venture or strategic alliance with three small UK companies and/or a larger Far Eastern company and/or a competitor.
Your client, a small successful company, is considering a joint venture with a large foreign company. You consider the problems that it might encounter and advise on what type of structure might be the most appropriate and what legal agreements might be necessary to support the structure.